Homeopathy for Various Winter Ills
For many people, the colder temperatures and winter weather bring a variety of debilitating health problems. Herbs, supplements, diet and lifestyle changes are most useful, but homeopathy can deliver a rapid response and many acute health problems can be SAFELY and conveniently dealt with at home. Treating yourself with homoeopathy during an ACUTE illness is easy as long as you know which remedy matches your symptoms.
Here are some of the more common winter ailments and some homeopathic suggestions for their relief. Most of the remedies can be used in a 30C potency once daily, or a 6C three times daily.
Homeopathic remedies are traditionally used to repair any damage which our body has the potential to mend. Thus, many common ailments can often be treated safely and effectively at home because various remedies have affinities for particular tissues. Indications come historically from several homeopathic Materia Medica and the traditional principles of homeopathy.
ACHES & PAINS
Pain in small joints, worse for weather change, cold, touch or motion.
Bruised pain anywhere, better for rest, while lying down, from wine. Worse from pressure, contact or motion.
Tearing pains, better for warmth, continued motion, stretching of affected parts and worse during rest, cold or rainy weather.
Better for warmth and rubbing, worse for cold.
Better for dry warm weather or scratching, worse for warmth.
(Treat each stage of your cold separately to help symptoms pass through quickly)
Colds that occur suddenly from cold, dry weather or cold winds, better in open air, worse at night, in warm room or in cold air.
Colds with sneezing and burning of mucus membranes, better from heat and worse from cold or wet weather.
Chronic colds with thick, ropy, greenish-yellow discharges better for heat and worse in the morning.
Colds associated with much thin, watery discharge which begins with sneezing, better for open air, worse for heat.
Coughs that are dry at night but loose in the morning with large volumes of sputum, better from open air and cold, worse for warmth.
Dry, ticklish cough in pit of throat which is worse in the evening and from inhaling cold air.
(Prevention is better than cure, so make sure your immune system is at optimum level throughout the winter months!)
Flu with sore throat, fatigue and aching muscles, worse from open air and cold winds .
Flu of sudden onset with sore, dry throat, high temperatures, better for rest and worse for draughts.
Flu with pains in muscles or bones and profound weakness.
Very useful in the initial stages of influenza, better for lying down and worse for cold air.
Flu with shivering, better for open air, worse for damp weather or before a thunderstorm. Also for ailments from influenza.
For deeper, longer-lasting relief & in severe cases, it is essential that you consult a qualified health professional of your choice.